6'8 Ellis Myles suffered a torn patella tendon in his right knee Thursday night vs. Marquette and will miss the remainder of the 2003 season. Myles will have surgery today at 4:00 at Jewish Hospital.
Knee Injury Sidelines Myles for Remainder of Season
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Louisville forward Ellis Myles
ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee and will miss the
remainder of the Cardinals' 2002-03 season.
Myles will undergo surgery at 4 p.m. today at Jewish Hospital
to repair the damage. The operation will be performed by Dr. John
Ellis. It will be about six months before Myles can return to full
Myles suffered the injury with 1:15 remaining in the Cards'
78-73 loss to Marquette on Thursday. He had produced 12 points, 11
rebounds, two assists and two steals in the game, which marked the
seventh time this season he grabbed 11 or more rebounds.
A 6-7 junior from Compton, Ca., Myles has started all 24 games
for the No. 11 Cardinals (19-5), averaging 7.8 points and a
team-leading 7.9 rebounds (sixth in Conference USA). The team co-captain has
produced 22 career double-digit rebounding efforts.